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We found 10 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Shield of California near Stockton, CA.

Dr. Parag Romit Sanghvi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Parag Sanghvi's specialty is radiation oncology. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. The average patient rating for Dr. Sanghvi is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanghvi (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with Scripps Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Tahir Ijaz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 First Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tahir Ijaz practices radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Ijaz accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ijaz welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Arno James Mundt III, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
200 W. Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Arno Mundt sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mundt include radiation therapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mundt is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Mundt trained at George Washington University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Mundt (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Italian. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Scripps Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Ramin Sean Pakbaz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Neuroradiology
200 West Arbor Drive; #8756
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Pakbaz is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology and neuroradiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in endovascular surgery. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pakbaz accepts. Dr. Pakbaz graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Providence Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Pakbaz speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Pakbaz's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Huan B Giap, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Huan Giap's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Giap include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Dr. Giap accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Giap is conversant in Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Dr. Reza Shirazi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Reza Shirazi's area of specialization is radiation oncology. In his practice, Dr. Shirazi focuses on radiation therapy. Dr. Shirazi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. In addition to English, Dr. Shirazi speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Donald B Fuller, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 First Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Donald Fuller practices radiation oncology in San Diego, CA and Escondido, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. Dr. Fuller honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Fuller graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He trained at LDS Hospital for his residency. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Fuller's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Damon E Smith, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Damon Smith is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include radiation therapy. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel. Dr. Smith is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gina Mansy specializes in radiation oncology. She graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Yonina Tova is a specialist in radiation oncology. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Tova graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.